It’s hard to remember the days before on-demand TV shows and movies were so readily available. back then you would have to wait for a certain time and a certain day for your favorite TV show to air.
Today thanks to services like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, binge watching your favorite TV series is possible. You can watch what you like, when you like.
So it is no surprise to learn that in the US, the number of people who have Netflix installed is greater than those who own a DVR. In a survey of 1,211 households in the US conducted by Leichtman Research Group (LRG), they found that 54% of homes in the US have Netflix installed.
Only 53% have DVRs installed at home.
Netflix has only edged out DVR installations by a hair at the moment, but that number will grow. A survey conducted back in 2011 had the disparity much greater, where Netflix was at 28% and DVRs were at 44%. The survey found that 64% of households were subscribed to some kind of video-on-demand service, like Netflix, Amazon Prime video, and/or Hulu, and that 23% of adults stream Netflix on a daily basis, an increase from the 6% back in 2011. Netflix is gaining more ground every day.